News & Events
October 15, 2010
UNC Asheville's Craft Studies Initiative will continue its "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople" lecture series with a special talk by acclaimed ceramicist Arnie Zimmerman. He will discuss his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The New York-based sculptor is considered one of the most significant contemporary artists working in ceramics today. The event is free and open to the public.
Zimmerman was known early in his career for architecture-scale carved vessels, and is now well-known for his intricate and vast figurative ceramic installations. Zimmerman's "Inner City" installation, most recently on view at the Rhode Island School of Design, is made up of more than 150 figurative and architectural elements. The installation, which sprawled across a 4,000-square-foot space, illustrates both the glorious and the mundane aspects of everyday life. He is also known for his "Parables of Folly" exhibition, which included a collection of smaller pieces showing figures engaged in a variety of activities, from fishing with family to frolicking at the entrance of Hell's gate.
Zimmerman has been featured in American Craft and American Ceramics magazines. His work is in a number of private and public collections, including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Art Center in Honolulu, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nacional Museu do Azulejo in Portugal, the Frost Art Museum in Miami, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, the National Museum of American Art, and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan.
One additional "Meet the Maker" lecture will be held during the fall semester. Fred Horowitz, co-author of "Josef Albers: To Open Eyes," will speak at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Owen Hall, room 237.
For more information about this series, call 828.250.2392 or go to the "Meet the Maker" Web page.